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Fosse Business Breakfast Club – Support RBLC

Fosse Business Breakfast Club has chosen the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign as one of the clubs chosen charity for the year. The club does some fantastic charity work and we are delighted to have been chosen to receive their support… Ranjit Thaliwal president of Fosse business breakfast club said… ” It’s a real pleasure to […]


Tigers Rugby Club – Support RBLC

Each year Leicester Tigers adopt three charities, we are absolutely delighted to announce that the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign will be one of the club’s charities for the coming season.Tigers welcomed the three charities to their ‘Oval’ training ground earlier this week for a series of photos with Tigers players and coaches in the new […]


Leicestershire Law Society – Support RBLC

Mehmooda Duke, President of Leicestershire Law Society, and Managing Director of Moosa- Duke Solicitors met Rik last year. She has chosen the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign as her chosen charity for the year. She was deeply moved by Rik, his story and his journey. Rik, a healthy family man   delivered the news that none of […]


Pass It On – Leicester

#passitonleicester … We held 31 events during September and recruited an amazing 2068 new lifesavers to the Anthony Nolan register..wow! September was blood cancer awareness month and to mark it we ran no less than 31 registration drives, one on each and every day but we were not alone… read on to find out more! Making Leicester […]


Fosse BBC awareness talk…

Rik was at Fosse Business Breakfast Club to give a talk about the work of the campaign… Fosse BBC is a Leicester based group of business professionals from a wide range of industries meet to discuss and debate. The group also do a great deal of work to support local charities and later in the […]


Health Screening Day GTB Gurdwara

We were at GTB Gurdwara East Park Road Leicester as part of a big health screening event, British Sikh Doctors are providing a host of health tests totally free of charge… A big thanks to Leicestershire Sikh Alliance for asking us along. Take a look at the poster below… unfortunately we didn’t have time to […]


At No. 10 Downing Street

We were very kindly invited to 10 Downing Street to celebrate Anthony Nolan’s 40th Anniversary, there was a reception hosted by Samantha Cameron. We had a great time and met some wonderful, inspiring people.   Hopefully we will have some more photographs from inside the event to post here soon.


Beauchamp College Oadby Leicester

We have started preparing for the college drive at Beauchamp on 9th December, I went along to the college and spoke to the 6th form to recruit volunteers, I’m so pleased to say yet again we’ve signed up a really exciting team at Beauchamp, can’t wait for the event, we had such great fun recruiting […]


MALA- Midland Asian Lawyers Association

We were very kindly invited to the prestigious Midland Asian Lawyers Association (MALA) Ball, not only that but we were absolutely delighted to be nominated as their lead charity for the night. It was an absolutely brilliant night of great music and dancing, fantastic food and brilliant company. the 550+ guests were so generous in […]


Queen Elizabeth College Prizegiving

We were at the college earlier in the year and recruited an amazing 600+ students to the register…the college very kindly asked me along as guest of honour at their prize giving. the awards were held at the Leicester Tigers rugby ground, Rik met some really inspiring young people and dished out many really well […]


‘After’ an Anthony Nolan exhibition about the post transplant experience…

 ‘After’ is an inspirational portrait photography exhibition Anthony Nolan organised to link in with the charity’s 40th anniversary celebrations and Blood Cancer Awareness Month. The poignant series of photographs by Stephen Pennells explores the journeys that 18 blood cancer patients faced after a bone marrow transplant. The result is a life-affirming exploration of self-identity, defiance, […]


Race To A Thousand

This was an unprecedented registration drive! On October 1st we were at eight different locations all on the same day. Our aim was to sign-up more donors to the Anthony Nolan register… we were in seven Leicester city centre locations and also at Loughborough students union …and yes you guessed it we aimed to recruit […]


Donation is easy! …Paul’s donation diary.

Have a read of ‘Pauls Blogg’. Paul Dienn has recently donated his stem cells to save a life… Paul has diarised his experience, you can read just how simple and straightforward it is.   It’s a small world but Paul and his wife Jo originally signed up to the Anthony Nolan register after hearing about […]


GNG Football Club… Grand Opening

We were at the grand opening of the GNG Football Club Riverside and Aylestone Football Grounds… A fantastic £2m grassroots football complex right in the heart of the community… good luck GNG and a big thanks for your amazing support. GNG are encouraging people to join the register on their website, you can take a […]


Leicestershire V India Cricket Match

We were at all three days of the Leicestershire V India cricket match (26-28 June), we have a recruitment stand to sign people up…the weather was a little problematic but we didn’t let that dampen our spirits, we had a fantastic time.  A big thanks to Leicestershire County Cricket Club for their fantastic support and […]


Kohinoor Radio Dinner Dance

We were very kindly invited along to the annual Kohinoor Radio Dinner Party, it was an absolutely brilliant night with great food, drink and many fabulous music stars to entertain us… we had an awareness and recruitment stand… a big thanks to Kohinoor Radio for their kind invitation and great ongoing support, they are a real friend […]


Lux Charity Night

A very big thanks to Darminder and Suprina Rainu who dedicated their fashion show and dinner dance to the Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign, the event took place in the luxurious Allesley Hotel near Coventry… It was an absolutely fabulous night, Rik did a talk to a full house and this was followed by some great […]


Tajinder Joins the Team

The Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign are absolutely delighted to formally announce the appointment of Tajinder Singh to our board of trustees. Of course many of you will already know Taj. He actually registered as a donor with Anthony Nolan at our very first recruitment event in Dec 2011 at GTB Gurdwara, Leicester. Since then Taj has […]


Charity Curry Night

182 fantastic supporters turned up to enjoy a scrumptious meal, what a great night it was…and we raised lots of money so we can continue our work, a big thanks to everyone.   


Sumo Charity Night

Wow we had an absolutely fantastic night… a very big thanks to all the stars who did such a brilliant job they were amazing and a big thanks to all our great sponsors and of course to all of those who came along to enjoy themselves… (we will update with photos from the night and […]


Sangat TV Interview

We were at Sangat TV on Wednesday 31st April 2014… Rik was interviewed by Inder Singh Ji, presenter of the extremely popular weekly programme “Heart of the Community”. Rik spoke about his personal journey through treatment for Leukaemia and the work of the campaign to address the shortfall in stem cell donors. A very big […]


Catena Networking Event Donnington Park

The Catena Business Network is a fantastic way to make meaningful links with businesses and charities far and wide, you can find out more here… The Rik Basra Leukaemia campaign is a member and we were at their quarterly networking meeting at Donnington Park racing circuit… we were in the Senna Suite near the museum, what a […]